1967 Cross Country Champions Scholarship

The 1967 Cross Country Champions Scholarship was established by Susan Wilson to honor the 57 years of friendship between her husband, Gary Wilson ‘68, M ’74, and his cross-country teammates Murray Banks ’70, M ’75, Richard “Dick” Daymont ’69, and Ronald “Ron” Fleury ’69. Each led successful careers as educators and coaches, with SUNY Cortland providing the foundation to their successes. Susan hopes that the recipients of this scholarship will be inspired to create lifelong relationships and friendships and strive to become leaders in education or athletics. The scholarship also serves as a tribute to the 1967 SUNYAC Cross Country Championship team that the four, lifelong friends participated on, earning SUNY Cortland’s first-ever conference championship in the sport. Recipients must be enrolled in a major leading to a teaching degree, or majoring in coaching or sport management with satisfactory academic achievement. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need. Award will be split evenly between the fall and spring semesters. Funding is based on availability.


  • For full time-matriculating students enrolled in any major leading to a teaching degree, or majoring in coaching or sport management.
  • Recipient(s) must be a sophomore, junior or senior.
  • Recipient(s) must be in good academic standing.
  • enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester)
  • student must have at least one full academic year remaining at the start of the fall semester of award year
  • Scholarship amount will be approximately $1,000 and will be directed to offset the cost of attendance at SUNY Cortland.

  • Demonstrated financial need per FAFSA.

  • The scholarship is renewable and will follow the same student for the duration of studies while at SUNY Cortland as long as the student continues to meet the criteria.

    Scholarship funding is determined by the Cortland College Foundation. Scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.